In a sea of hate, are you making the waters rise?

Photo courtesy of the WSU Department of Residence Life Web site

The Department of Residence Life is preparing to put on its yearly live-performance exposé raising awareness about oppression in society, the Tunnel of Oppression.  The event covers a variety of issues that members of society face on a daily basis, displayed in skits acted out by resident advisors and advanced paraprofessionals in the department of residence life, as well as rooms with information booths and interactive settings.

This is the seventh year that WSU Department of Residence Life has hosted the Tunnel Oppression.  A nationally used program, the Tunnel of Oppression aims to present the community with insight on issues such as racism, sexism, modern-day slavery, GLBTA rights, unseen disabilities, poverty, assault, and many more that impact the world.  After leading a group on a walking tour through the Tunnel, a residential education director facilitates a group de-brief to receive feedback and feelings about the experience.

The Tunnel of Oppression is free of charge and will take place from Feb. 1 through Feb. 3, 3-8 p.m., in the Ensminger Pavilion.  A trip through the Tunnel takes approximately 40 minutes, and guests are welcome to stop by anytime between the hours of operation.  For more information, email John Nugent, Callie Boyle or Kari Fass through the department of residence life with any questions.


2 Responses to “In a sea of hate, are you making the waters rise?”

  1. 1 Dan
    January 25, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Wait, so are they comparing intolerance to global warming, or are they just saying oceans are evil?

  2. January 29, 2010 at 5:29 am

    That was the chosen slogan for the Tunnel of Oppression for this year, but I’m not quite sure where the inspiration came from. Looking at the advertisements for the program, the oceans contain words of oppression, while the continents contain words of hope. Good question!

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